Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WASHINGTON LAFAYETTE SIMMONS 1839-1912 THE GRANDFATHER OF ELIZABETH GEORGE SPEARE AUTHOR OF WITCH OF THE BLACKBERRY POND

WASHINGTON LAFAYETTE SIMMONS
1839-1912
THE GRANDFATHER OF
ELIZABETH GEORGE SPEARE
AUTHOR OF
WITCH OF THE BLACKBERRY POND

Basic genealogy outline

Name: Washington Lafayette Simmons
Born: July 31, 1838 Fayette, Tennessee, USA
Died: August 13, 1912 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth White
Parents: Sion Rogers Simmons, Mary Emily Carpenter
Occupation: Supply Chester Plant Ashley Emery Co.
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Edema Arteriosclerosis
Date of Burial: August 15, 1912
Age at Death: YRS: 74 MOS: Ø DYS: 13
Death Certificate #: 1912-75-381
Informant: Mrs. E. R. Speare [AKA Dora Simmons deceased Daughter]
Funeral: A. E.  Long & Son
                Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA                 
Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA


Name: Mary Elizabeth White
Born: October 1839, Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: November 30, 1901, Chester, Hampton, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Washington Lafayette Simmons
Parents: Charles White, Amanda Kimball Brown
Occupation:  Housewife
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Date of Burial: November 30, 1901
Age at Death: YRS:
Death Certificate#: 78-79-20-1901
Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Married: Abt: 1862

Children
  1. Charles Lafayette Simmons
    Born: February 23, 1863 Old Greensboro, Webster, Mississippi, USA
    Died: November 9, 1924 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Spouse: Helena Virginia Eaton
    Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
    Occupation: Public School Teacher
    Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
    Date of Burial: November 12, 1912
    Age at Death: YRS: 62
    Death Certificate #:
    Informant:
    Funeral: Newton Cemetery Chapel
                    Newton Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
    Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 1924 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) 
Page: 28 
SIMMONS—At Duxbury, November 9, Charles L. Simmons in his 62nd year.  Private Services at the Newton Cemetery Chapel, on Wednesday, November 12, at 2 P.M.
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4. Manna Simmons
Born: December 2, 1867 Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: May 20, 1926 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Frederick Allan Taylor
Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
Occupation: Housewife
Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Date of Burial: May 22, 1926
Age at Death: YRS: 59
Death Certificate #: 1926-62-200
Informant:
Funeral: Newton Cemetery Chapel
Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Date: Friday, May 21, 1926   Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts)   Page: 38
Taylor—In Newton, May 20, Manna Simmons Taylor, 59 yrs., beloved wife of, Frederick A. Taylor.  Funeral Services at the Chapel in Newton Cemetery, Walnut St. Saturday, May 22, at 2 P.M.
Source: 
http://phw01.newsbank.com/cache/arhb/fullsize/pl_012142015_0830_19580_89.pdf

5. Alphonsine M. Simmons
AKA: Fanny
Born: Aug 1868 Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: November 30, 1909
Spouse: Single
Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
Occupation: Crayon Artist
Cause of Death: Heart Disease Edema of the Lungs
Date of Burial: December 2, 1909
Age at Death: YRS: 42 MOS: 3 DYS: 3
Death Certificate #: 10019
Informant: N/A
Funeral: A.E. Long & Son
                Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA


4. Fay A. Simmons
Born: July 20, 1869 Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: February 6, 1942 Glen Ridge, Essex, New Jersey, USA
Spouse: Frank A. Davis
Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
Occupation: Housewife/ Music Teacher
Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Date of Burial:
Age at Death: YRS: 69
Death Certificate #:
Informant:
Funeral: Residence of Deceased
                Simonson Ave
                Glen Ridge, Essex, New Jersey, USA
Interment


5. Laura V. Simmons
Born: July 1870 Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: October 11, 1949 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Single
Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
Occupation: Poet & Lecture
Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Date of Burial: October 14, 1949
Age at Death: YRS: 44
Death Certificate #: 1949-22-336-111
Informant:
Funeral: Newton Cemetery Chapel
              Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Date: Friday, October 14, 1949 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Page: 54 
SIMMONS—In Boston, Mass, October 11, 1949 Laura V. Simmons, beloved Sister of Mrs. Harry A. George of Newton Center. The Funeral service in the Chapel of Newton Cemetery.  791 Walnut at Newton Centre.  On Friday afternoon October 14, at 2:30 O’clock.
Source:
  
 6. Dora Simmons
AKA Dorothy
Born: February 12, 1874 Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: July 29, 1930 Newton Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Edward Ray Speare
Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
Occupation: Housewife
Cause of Death: DEATH RECORD PENDING
Date of Burial: August 1, 1930
Age at Death: YRS: 56
Death Certificate #: 1930-71-194
Informant:
Funeral: Deceased Residence
                61 Montvale Road
                Newton Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Date: Thursday, July 31, 1930 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Page: 17
Speare—In Newton Centre, July 29, Dorothy Simmons, wife of Edward Ray Speare. Funeral Service at her later Residence 61 Montvale Road.  Friday.  August 1, at 2 P.M. Relatives and friends invited.  Private interment.  Please omit Flowers.
  
Source:


  
7. Roger Wylie Simmons
Born: August 11, 1876 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Died: January 27, 1913 Saint Luke’s Hospital Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Spouse: Single
Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
Occupation: Editor in the Music Industry
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Date of Burial: January 29, 1913
Age at Death: YRS: 36
Birth Certificate#: 1876-278-163
Death Certificate #: cn2943
Informant: Death Record Pending
Funeral: Newton Chapel
 Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA


  

     8. Dee May Simmons
         AKA: Demetria
        Born: August 29, 1878 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
       Died: April 22, 1953, Newton Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
      Spouse: Harry Allen George
     Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
     Occupation: Boston University Center Clerk
     Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
     Date of Burial: April 24, 1953
    Age at Death: YRS: 74
    Death Certificate #:
   Informant:
   Funeral: Newtown Center Methodist Church
    Interment:  Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA












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